RESOURCE LIBRARY

If you are in need of immediate support please call 911 or use the crisis resources listed below.

CRISIS RESOURCES

Calgary Distress Centre


24 Hour Distress Line: 403-266-HELP (4357) www.distresscentre.com




Chestermere Mental Health Centre (AHS) Intake Line


Rural Addiction and Mental Health Services 1-877-652-4700 Chestermere Community Health Centre Room 104, 288 Kinniburgh Boulevard
Chestermere, Alberta
T1X 0M1 1-877-652-4700 Website Hours of Operation Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm




Kids Help Phone


Kids Help Phone (Jeunesse, J’écoute in French), is Canada’s only free, professional counseling service available for youth in every Canadian community. It provides anonymous phone and online counseling, as well as information services for children and youth. 1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868 Teens: https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx Kids: https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx





LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Calgary Distress Centre


24 Hour Distress Line: 403-266-HELP (4357) www.distresscentre.com




Chestermere Mental Health Centre (AHS) Intake Line


Rural Addiction and Mental Health Services 1-877-652-4700 Chestermere Community Health Centre Room 104, 288 Kinniburgh Boulevard
Chestermere, Alberta
T1X 0M1 1-877-652-4700 Website Hours of Operation Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm




Kids Help Phone


Kids Help Phone (Jeunesse, J’écoute in French), is Canada’s only free, professional counseling service available for youth in every Canadian community. It provides anonymous phone and online counseling, as well as information services for children and youth. 1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868 Teens: https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx Kids: https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Kids/Home.aspx





COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Bell Let’s Talk


http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/




Canadian Mental Health Association


Here is a series of statements they provide to say to yourself to check in and feel where you might be with your mental health: https://mentalhealthweek.ca/check-in-on-your-mental-health/ CONTACT: 780-782-6576 http://www.cmha.ca/




Healthy Minds Canada


416-351-7757 http://supportiveminds.ca/




Calgary Centre for Suicide Prevention


(403) 245-3900 https://www.suicideinfo.ca/




Bro Talk & Kids Help Phone


Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868 https://kidshelpphone.ca/basic-page/brotalk




Navigating a Mental Health Crisis


National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/crisisguide




Suicide Prevention Toolkit


The Family & Youth Institute http://www.thefyi.org/toolkits/suicide-prevention-toolkit/





CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative


403-215-4490 http://www.albertafamilywellness.org/




Adverse Childhood Experiences Study


http://www.acestudy.org/




AHS Foundations of Caregiver Support


Website




Carya


(Formerly Calgary Family Service) 403-269-9888 http://caryacalgary.ca/




Centre for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health – LEGO Based Social Skills


http://www.cnnh.org/treatments/lego-therapy/





Books


Althouse, R., & Johnson, M., & Mitchell, S., (2003). The colours of learning: Integrating the visual arts into early childhood curriculum. New York: Teacher’s College Press. Belden, A. & Fessard, O. (October 2001). Children and the Arts. Georgia Family. Born, Paul. (2008). Community Conversations. BPS Books. Toronto. Born, Paul. (2014). Foreward by Peter Block. Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco. Deasy, R., & Stevenson, L., (May, 2002). The Arts: Critical links to student success. The Arts Education Partnership, Council of Chief of State School Officers. Washington, DC. Kilmer, S.J., & Hoffman, H. (1995). Transforming Science Curriculum. In S. Bredekamp & Rosegrant, T. (Eds.). Reaching Potentials: Transforming early childhood curriculum and assessment, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: NAEYC. Ratey, John, J. MD., & Hagerman, Eric. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. Hachette Book Group USA. New York.





MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE RESOURCES

Bell Let’s Talk


http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/




Canadian Mental Health Association


Here is a series of statements they provide to say to yourself to check in and feel where you might be with your mental health: https://mentalhealthweek.ca/check-in-on-your-mental-health/ CONTACT: 780-782-6576 http://www.cmha.ca/




Healthy Minds Canada


416-351-7757 http://supportiveminds.ca/




Calgary Centre for Suicide Prevention


(403) 245-3900 https://www.suicideinfo.ca/




Bro Talk & Kids Help Phone


Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868 https://kidshelpphone.ca/basic-page/brotalk




Navigating a Mental Health Crisis


National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/crisisguide




Suicide Prevention Toolkit


The Family & Youth Institute http://www.thefyi.org/toolkits/suicide-prevention-toolkit/





BULLYING AWARENESS AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

Bell Let’s Talk


http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/




Canadian Mental Health Association


Here is a series of statements they provide to say to yourself to check in and feel where you might be with your mental health: https://mentalhealthweek.ca/check-in-on-your-mental-health/ CONTACT: 780-782-6576 http://www.cmha.ca/




Healthy Minds Canada


416-351-7757 http://supportiveminds.ca/




Calgary Centre for Suicide Prevention


(403) 245-3900 https://www.suicideinfo.ca/




Bro Talk & Kids Help Phone


Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868 https://kidshelpphone.ca/basic-page/brotalk




Navigating a Mental Health Crisis


National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/crisisguide




Suicide Prevention Toolkit


The Family & Youth Institute http://www.thefyi.org/toolkits/suicide-prevention-toolkit/





LGBTQ SUPPORT RESOURCES

Books


Althouse, R., & Johnson, M., & Mitchell, S., (2003). The colours of learning: Integrating the visual arts into early childhood curriculum. New York: Teacher’s College Press. Belden, A. & Fessard, O. (October 2001). Children and the Arts. Georgia Family. Born, Paul. (2008). Community Conversations. BPS Books. Toronto. Born, Paul. (2014). Foreward by Peter Block. Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco. Deasy, R., & Stevenson, L., (May, 2002). The Arts: Critical links to student success. The Arts Education Partnership, Council of Chief of State School Officers. Washington, DC. Kilmer, S.J., & Hoffman, H. (1995). Transforming Science Curriculum. In S. Bredekamp & Rosegrant, T. (Eds.). Reaching Potentials: Transforming early childhood curriculum and assessment, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: NAEYC. Ratey, John, J. MD., & Hagerman, Eric. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. Hachette Book Group USA. New York.





SUGGESTED READING

Books


Althouse, R., & Johnson, M., & Mitchell, S., (2003). The colours of learning: Integrating the visual arts into early childhood curriculum. New York: Teacher’s College Press. Belden, A. & Fessard, O. (October 2001). Children and the Arts. Georgia Family. Born, Paul. (2008). Community Conversations. BPS Books. Toronto. Born, Paul. (2014). Foreward by Peter Block. Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco. Deasy, R., & Stevenson, L., (May, 2002). The Arts: Critical links to student success. The Arts Education Partnership, Council of Chief of State School Officers. Washington, DC. Kilmer, S.J., & Hoffman, H. (1995). Transforming Science Curriculum. In S. Bredekamp & Rosegrant, T. (Eds.). Reaching Potentials: Transforming early childhood curriculum and assessment, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: NAEYC. Ratey, John, J. MD., & Hagerman, Eric. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. Hachette Book Group USA. New York.





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